I have decided to spend some time during this Christmas holiday to test out some of the new tools out there. The goal is to create an environment hosting multiple mini POC web applications. Not sure what these apps are going to be yet, but I would at least want to test out some of the new APIs out there in the Rich Internet Application space.

So here are the items that I’ll need to work on:

  1. Install Ubuntu 8.10 into a VMWare instance, well actually I’ll be creating multiple of them in case I wrack them
  2. Test out GlassFish and JBoss 5
  3. Test out ICEfaces
  4. Test out JavaFX or Silverlight 2, one or the other.
  5. If time allowed, I may test out jQuery

But after all, this is a holiday season… family and friends are more important than being a computer geek or glorified (code) monkey! :)

I am a new Alienware agent! It is a 15″ Area-51 m15x. It is so powerful I can run video games and VMware at the same time. Talk about multi-tasking eh?! :)

  • Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Extreme CPU X9000 @ 2.80GHz
  • 4GB RAM
  • Nvidia GeForce 8800M GTX w/ 512 MB
  • 200GB HDD
  • Optiarc BD ROM BC-5500A ATA Device